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ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

ZDNet recently bought a new domain name from the domain name aftermarket (a domain name auction), and almost immediately got their trusted, authoritative, 2 year old website banned in Google. Here’s how ZDNet bought a domain name, redirected their trusted, authoritative site to this new domain name, and then got their website banned in Google.

New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Using Google’s Custom Search Engine, Newgle has done what no other search engine has ever done before: only show search results from websites on New gTLD domain names.

Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results. Rather than displaying a URL in the search results or a domain name, Google has begun to display a website name or a website name and a breadcrumb of the website’s page. The Domain Name System. Fastest Results.

Registering Domain Names with Google Domains

Bill Hartzer

For a few months now, I have had the opportunity to have access to the Google Domains program, where you can buy (and transfer in) domain names. Google has been a domain name registrar for many, many years now, but has only recently opened up their registrar services to the public. – Enter the AUTH Code at the new registrar, in this case Google Domains.

How to Know if You Should Renew Your Domain Name?

Bill Hartzer

If you own domain names, then you are inevitably going to have answer the question: should I renew this domain name? Well, as someone who owns a considerable amount of domain names, I frequently have to make that decision on a regular basis–and have come up with my own internal checklist that helps me decide whether or not I should renew a domain name.

Will New Domain Name TLDs Carry Extra Weight in the Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

The new generic TLDs (top level domains) are coming soon. You’ll be able to buy a domain name other than they ‘typical’ com,net,org,info,biz domains. So, with all of these new TLDs, will these new domain names carry any extra weight when it comes to search engine rankings? It’s a new domain name. Domain Names

Will Brand Domain Names Be A Small Business Opportunity?

Small Business Mavericks

I know Frank Reed says a recent ICANN ruling that will allow large corporations to purchase their own domain name extensions for their brands will only be available for the big guys – small businesses won’t be able to afford it. Where there are domain name extensions, there will be domain names. Who will be allowed to have a.samsonite domain name? I’d imagine anyone that Samsonite allows to. large corporate brand could conceivably purchase its own domain name and sell domains to anyone willing to pay their fee.

How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale. Domain names can be very pricey nowadays, well into the thousands of dollars, or even more than that. Yahoo!

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. What I find particularly interesting, though, is that there aren’t any.COM domains on the list. Domain Names Search Engine Optimization

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

ProBlogger

When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. You might take what you can get if your favoured domain is already taken, only for that to expire later on and you’re stuck with one you don’t like. Right?

24 Premium Domain Names for Auction on Godaddy

Bill Hartzer

After a few years of collecting, using, developing and parking domain names, I have decided to auction 24 domain names this week using Godaddy’s aftermarket domain name auctions. There are a few pharmacy-related domain names, including DallasPharmacies.com, AirportPharmacies.com, and even AustraliaPharmacies.com. Domain Names

During Link Cleanup, Don’t Forget Links to Redirected Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

One of several search engine optimization tasks that I am involved with is cleaning up a website’s link profile. While cleaning up link profiles for Google reconsideration requests , it’s one thing that is often overlooked is the links pointing to domain names that redirect to a website. There may be a lot of low quality, unnatural, or inorganic links pointing to a domain name that then redirects to the website. Google searches for the domain name (usually in quotes). Bing searches for the domain name (usually in quotes).

Selling Your Domain Name with LeadRefs

Bill Hartzer

For those who like to do affiliate marketing, buying domains is a familiar subject. You never know what set of keywords will be the next big thing, so you buy several domains with several different combinations of keywords. Many affiliate marketers buy tons, and tons of these types of domains, and work to get those domains ranked in the search engines.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Check the Whois on Your Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

This is only one SEO tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point. For this search engine optimization tip, let us talk about the Whois and the data that it contains. Digg this!

Google Cookie Choices Domain Name: Response to EU Ruling About Right to Be Forgotten?

Bill Hartzer

In what looks to me like a possible response to the European Union’s ruling this week about the right to be forgotten, Google has just registered the domain name CookieChoices.org. I am going out on a limb here and speculating, but Google could use this website to inform the public about how to delete cookies and their private personal information.

Do You Make These 6 Domain Name Mistakes?

ProBlogger

I’m regularly asked about the mistakes I made when starting out with blogging and the first two words that usually spring to mind are  ’Domain Names’ Most of the early mistakes I made (and some of the more recent ones) have revolved around domain names. Not Getting My Own Domain Name. Having your own domain name is beneficial in many ways.

Oklahoma Tornado Relief: Domain Name and SEO Services Charity Auction

Bill Hartzer

From the combined efforts of Domain Boardroom (of which I am a proud member), Escrow.com , and myself, along with my buddy Elliot , victims of recent Oklahoma Tornado tragedy will benefit from money raised during an online auction. Domain Boardroom members have donated domain names, gift certificates, and services towards this effort. Happy Bidding! blogs

Why I Gave a Domain Name Back to Its Former Owner

Bill Hartzer

gave a domain name back to its former owner. The former owner called me on the phone, told me that the domain name I bought several years ago at a Godaddy TDNAM domain name auction, was their former family-owned website. still owned the domain name and he was wondering if there’s anything he could do. Tags: Domain Names

Verified Domains Provides Comprehensive Background Checks for Domains

Bill Hartzer

This week, I’ve launched our new service called Verified Domains. Verified Domains is the first-ever service on the internet that provides comprehensive background checks for domain names. Before you buy a domain name and start using it for your website, I urge you to get your domain verified. Domain Names

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Domain Names, Developed Domains, and Expired Domains

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine marketing, one issue that many people struggle with is the domain name. There’s some confusion out there regarding domain names and how they effect a site’s ability (or inability) to rank well in the search engines. Looking right now for expired domains to register? Domain Names in General.

Domain Names for Sale: Why You Should Buy a Keyword Rich Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

One of the best kept secrets of the search engine optimization and search engine marketing industry is the expired domain name auctions that exist out there. If someone does not renew their domain name, it is frequently put up for auction on by the registrar itself, like Godaddy. Or just resell the domain to one of those companies. Digg this!

Google’s CookieChoices.Org Search Engine Now 404

Bill Hartzer

CookieChoices.org , the search engine (a version of Google) that Google registered and then put live for a few days is now gone. Back in mid May, right after the European ruling came down related to the “right to remove” your details from Google, a mysterious domain name called CookieChoices.org was registered. The whois record showed that it was, in fact, owned by Google and pointed to their name servers. RT @bhartzer : Google's [link] search engine is now LIVE [link]. Domain Names Google Search Engines Or maybe I did?

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com. Today was an exception, though, as Microsoft as acquired a whopping 47 domain names.

Moving Your.COM to a.BRAND Domain? Google Says…

Bill Hartzer

Brands that have purchased their own.BRAND TLD (Top Level Domain) shouldn’t worry about moving their websites. recently asked Gary Illyes, the Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, about the effect on search when you move your website from a.COM domain name to a domain on your own.BRAND TLD. Branding Domain Names Googleusing 301) Do they lose value?

Six On Page Search Engine Optimization Must Do’s

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization is not all about gaining inbound links. The title tag is, as the name suggests, the place where you put the title to the web page. Use keywords carefully – these tags are for users and search engines now look at them from a user’s perspective. The aim is to keep the slug as clean as possible, preferably using just your domain name and the page title. There is still dispute about image file names. What we do know is that having a keyword optimized file name wont hurt your site’s rankings. Title Tag.

Yahoo!’s Domain Name Auction

Small Business Mavericks

listed more than 100 domain names for auction at Sedo. was in the domain name business. Some of these domain names are actually pretty valuable and whoever ends up with them will have great keyword-based domain names that should do well in the search engines for years to come. For instance, what do you think of these names? knowconstructionlaw.com (there are a bunch of these know… domain names on the list, including some that are geographically targeted, such as knowchicago.com and knowqatar.com). Did you?

7Search, Others, Accused of Traffic Stealing in Domain Parking Research Paper

Bill Hartzer

7Search , a leading Pay Per Click Search Engine Advertising and Affiliate Network, along with a few other search and domain parking companies, have been accused of traffic stealing in eye-opening research paper titled Understanding the Dark Side of Domain Parking. Clearly, the parking services kept the rightful share away from us as the owners of the parked domains.

Google Calls New gTLDs Domain Endings, Offers Web Hosting

Bill Hartzer

Google is getting ready to launch Google Domains , where you can get a website, web hosting, and a website editor like Wix.com (which is very SEO-unfriendly, by the way). And, Google is pitching the purchase of a shiny, new gTLD (Top Level Domain). But, instead of calling them what they really are (gTLDs), Google describe them like this: New domain endings. Domain Names

Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam

Bill Hartzer

I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. If you receive an email from [b]anyone[/b] claiming to offer search engine submission services or a similar submission service–it is spam and also a scam. Yes, search engine submission is officially dead–and officially a scam. Search Engine Optimization

35 Speakers to See at NamesCon 2015

Bill Hartzer

From January 11 to January 15, 2015, the NamesCon 2015 domain name conference is being held in Las Vegas. I’m personally speaking in two separate sessions, and will be attending the conference all week. ”SEO being impacted by new TLDs, and go into depth on validated Namespaces, Top Level Domains that have meaning AND validate the registrant. Domain Names

How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name and Get Link Credit

Bill Hartzer

I recently received an email from Duane Long asking a question about redirecting a domain name that he had recently purchased. He is trying to redirect the domain name so that he can get the proper link credit; so that the links from the domain name he bought is credited to his current, live website. recently purchased an expired domain name to take advantage of it’s many incoming links. However, the majority of the links to that domain name are links to pages on the site (to pages other than the home page). Digg this!

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Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. Note that my domain name, LinkEarning.com , even though it has a small one-page website, has not really been developed. I’m even amazed that it has one Facebook Like. This is for a Facebook business page, and not just a Like on your domain/site.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Re-evealuate your sidebar(s) – Page load time is a factor in your search engine ranking, so find ways to minimize that load time. Ahhhh Spring! Do you have too many widgets? There you go! Cheers!

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you aren’t at that point yet, you want to make sure you get a domain name that has powerful keywords in it. By doing so, you will quickly start to see many opportunities you have to put keywords into that domain name. Search Engine Optimization

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Appalling: US Patent US8515941 B1: System for Generating Search Engine Spam

Bill Hartzer

US Patent US8515941 B1 granted Aug 20, 2013, is titled “System for unique automated website generation, hosting, and search engine optimization” And their websites still rank well in Google despite Google Panda 4.0. So blatant that they have been awarded a patent for creating web (search engine) spam. Google Search Engine Optimization Search Engines

Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

You do NOT have to pay for search engine submission services. There are still companies out there that are selling scamming others with a search engine submission service. just received one recently, and it is actually a notice that would appear that you might be paying for domain name registration. But, in fact, if you look at it closely, it’s only a search engine submission service for $75 per year. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. You do not have to pay for search engine submission services.

Does Your Domain Name Need To Be Exact Match?

Small Business Mavericks

Is it necessary that your domain name be an exact match for your primary keyword? However, many websites have been successful without exact match domain names. would consider it a partial match domain name since we do cater to small businesses, however, we provide online marketing services for small businesses. That makes the domain name a partial match, not an exact match per se. Nevertheless, the principles of exact match with regard to your domain name hold for us as well. Here are a few: Google. Facebook. Yahoo! Twitter.

Search Engine Optimization Guide for Better Business Online

Kikolani

However, you have to, if you want to make your business a successful one using search engine optimization services. It stands for Search Engine Optimization, and you have probably heard the term if you have been around the internet for a while. Search Engine Optimization is important because, in simple terms, it is how people find your site in search engines. Any ideas?

25 Important Search Engine Optimization Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to optimizing your web site for the search engines , search engine optimization, there are a lot of things that you can do that will hurt your search engine rankings. In fact, there are literally hundreds of different factors that come into play when it comes to search engine optimization. Not having search engine friendly URLs. Duplicate Content.

Infoseek Trademark and Domain Name to Be Auctioned December 8th

Bill Hartzer

Do you want to own the trademark and domain name of a former search engine? The trademark and domain name of Infoseek , a search engine originally founded in 1994 by Steve Kirsch and the first search engine to sell advertising on a CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions) basis, will be put up for auction on December 8, 2010. The Infoseek trademark and domain name will be part of a brand name auction being held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Tags: Search Engines Well, here is your chance. Digg this!

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